Category Archives: Religious Freedoms

This Archbishop Is Overreaching!

I was on my way to work this morning when Michael Krasny’s Forum started airing on the radio. Today, the topic was the recent move by the San Francisco Archbishop to revise the teachers’ handbook for four local parochial high schools … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Bigotry, Catholic Church, Catholicism, Civil Unions, Equality, Human Rights, LGBT, Marriage, Religion, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms, same-sex marriage, self-righteousness, Sex, Teacher, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Call

I’m slowly awakened by a persistent ringing just outside my room. My eyelids reluctantly break their embrace.  I sluggishly turn my head towards the sound.  It’s the phone. Who could be calling on a lazy Sunday afternoon?  Where is everyone … Continue reading

Posted in Catholicism, Daily Post Challenge, Daily Prompt, Death, Family, God, Letting Go, relationships, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms, Weekly Writing Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

I caught up with some friends this past weekend, who had recently visited Istanbul with their daughter in late May.  We had recommended the wonderful guide we had when we visited various parts of Turkey in 2009. All in all, … Continue reading

Posted in Egypt, Equality, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, Istanbul, Religious Freedoms, Turkey, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Farewells At The Vatican

I’ve been hearing that the incumbent pope, Pope Benedict XVI, had announced his decision to step down by the end of February.  True enough, early this morning, the news was already filled with accounts of his final public speech.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Pope Benedict, Pope Francis, Religious Freedoms, Religous Congregation, Uncategorized, Vatican | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

This Is My Body, Not Yours.

To watch this video, click the following link:  THIS IS MY BODY, NOT YOURS. I came across this video featured by UPWORTHY, a website that aims to provide content that may be disturbing to some and relevant to others.  They … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Equality, gays and lesbians, Health Care, Human Rights, LGBT, Planned Parenthood, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms, self-righteousness, Sex, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Women's Movement, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Children Of The Rainbow

Last week, on All Things Considered, there was news that on a rainy morning in Oslo, 40,000 people gathered together and sang a children’s’ song called “Children of the Rainbow.”  Big crowds gathered in other towns and cities across Norway, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Mass Murder, murder, Norway, Politics, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

I Can’t Keep Quiet About This Anymore!

I have been quietly restraining myself for the last few weeks from screaming and yelling at the multitude out there.  But I am losing my patience.  First, there was the ruling by the Obama Administration that all health insurance plans … Continue reading

Posted in Freedom of Speech, Health Care, Human Rights, Planned Parenthood, Religious Freedoms, Roman Catholic Church, Sandra Fluke, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments